The Cedar Lee commercial district was established early in the 20th century, and is an ideal local shopping district for the residence of the nearby neighborhoods. It features one and two story mixed-use buildings, human scale and pedestrian oriented elements. This proposed building offers the opportunity to re-establish a place where the character of Cedar Lee has vanished. It will establish a modern and vibrant presence on the street in the tradition of the two story storefront style building. The first two floors maintain the street edge with a well detailed 2-story brick and storefront façade that continues the appearance of multiple buildings constructed over time. This is a critical component of the design in that it allows a 200’ building to maintain the pedestrian intimacy found on the rest of the street. Unifying these Storefronts is a 2-Story residential element that forms the cover for a new outdoor community space. This space will become a quiet resting place for pedestrians shopping and working on the street, a place for coffee, a place for performances. Integral to the building design will be greenspace and sustainable building practices. This building will demonstrate to the community the best practices of sustainable development within an urban environment, those that respect and hold the values of Cleveland Heights close. It will not just be a building that fills this void in Lee Road; rather it will become a place where the people of Cleveland Heights meet.